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Thank you for your interest in our book!!! Hope you enjoy!!! If you wish to get a copy of The Garden of Sin, please make a pledge accordingly, to the right side of the page. Soft cover copies of The Garden of Sin start at $25.00 shipping included (unless its shipped outside of the U.S.)

Also, make sure to watch our video!!! There's a really cool and creepy teaser trailer that tells the entire introduction of our book! Using the art and poetry directly from the first pages of The Garden of Sin!!! Enjoy...

Please, take the time to read more about our new 7 deadly sins inspired horror story book... we want nothing more, than to bring this into the hands of horror fans, dark art fans, Dante's Inferno fans, and anybody that enjoys the stranger things in life!!! We have spent the last 3 years working hard on putting our story together piece by piece, entirely through visual art and poetry, and it is finally complete! Please help us get funded so we can get The Garden of Sin printed, packaged and shipped straight into the hands of horror fans all over the world!!! If we don't reach our goal by the deadline, we will not be able to get our book printed and ALL contributors will then be refunded...so the only thing you could possibly lose, is getting your hands on a copy of The Garden of Sin this October!!!

The Garden of sin takes YOU, the reader on a journey straight into the heart of Hell. With a story reminiscent of Dante's Inferno. As Virgil guided Dante through the Inferno, you, as well are guided through Hell. But In The Garden of Sin your travels are led by a sinister cloaked figure, known as The Shadow. Your tour guide, and narrator through The Garden of Sin. On your voyage, The Shadow brings you deeper and deeper into the suffering of the sinners, as you experience many different levels (or "circles") of Hell, each representing one of The seven deadly sins. All the way from The Wood of the Damned, where your journey begins, through the Abyss of Lust, to The Slaughterhouse of the Gluttons, down to the deepest part of Hell, where The Shadow Judges the damned for their sins, right before your eyes... Is your conscience clean enough to face The Shadow?

The Garden of Sin is set up very much like a children's book, or fairy tale book, where every page is illustrated, with writing on the left side, and illustrations on the right, some being double page spreads. All of the illustrations throughout the book were done drawn traditionally by hand with pencil and paper, and none of the images inside the book are digital. The entire book is written in a poetic, verse style, most of it being narrated (by The Shadow), where as some pages are direct expressions of each sinner representing one of The Seven Deadly Sins (ex. Lust, sloth, wrath etc.). Each of the 7 deadly sins are divided into vastly different chapter environments , where the style of font will change according to the atmosphere set by the artwork. The Garden of Sin will be available in soft cover or hardcover format, and will be  120 pages (excluding thank you's, dedications, author/illustrator notes) . 

Here are some page examples:

Chapter Zero: The Wood of the Damned - page one (example of what the book will look like when printed. Like a children's book, the poetry is on the left page, and the illustrations are on the right page)
Chapter Zero: The Wood of the Damned - page one (example of what the book will look like when printed. Like a children's book, the poetry is on the left page, and the illustrations are on the right page)
"The Fourth Confession: Lust" - (another example of what the inside of the book will look like, poetry on the left page, illustration on the right)
"The Fourth Confession: Lust" - (another example of what the inside of the book will look like, poetry on the left page, illustration on the right)

The Garden of Sin officially went into production in January of 2010, when we, the creators (artist Tyler Kendal Faraone and Writer Meghan Dawson) were introduced, and instantaneously began working together to form some kind of collaboration, unknowingly to us what would turn into a 3+ year project to create The Garden of Sin. It began as a series of 7 illustrations portraying each of The Seven Deadly Sins, accompanied by 7 pieces of poetry expressing the suffering of each of the 7 sinners. Only months later, even before all of The Seven Deadly Sins series were completed, we created The Shadow, and formed a layout, and vision of what our "own Hell" would visually look like. Quickly thereafter, it became realized that we would divide our creation of Hell into 7 different levels, for each of The Seven Deadly Sins. Making each of the levels of Hell vastly different from each other. With inspiration from what each of the 7 deadly sins definitively, figuratively, and symbolically meant to us, we were able to create the nightmarish environments that you will get to experience in The Garden of Sin.

Its been 3 long years, but after all the hard work and dedication we've both put into this, we are now ready to have our book printed and read. All of the illustrations are complete and finalized, scanned, and ready for printing. All of the writing has been revised, edited, and stylized with 9 unique fonts, and is also ready for printing. We've done a lot of research on different printing companies, and have finally found the printer that will make our book everything that we want it to be, and everything that it deserves. The Garden of Sin is ready for the world to see, its right at your finger tips, we just need a little funding to get this all rolling!!!

We are asking for $9,000 to get our first run of The Garden of Sin printed. It will be a very limited run, but its a start. With the $9,000 We will be able to satisfy all contributors with our rewards listed, and we will have just enough product left over to keep the The Garden of Sin alive. We have set a higher stretch goal in hopes to ensure The Garden of Sin gets into even more hands, and also to give us enough to say thank you, to all of those who donated and made this possible, with the DVD version of The Garden of Sin, The entire story told in video format, as described in the video above!!!! We would absolutely love to be able to make that happen for you, and would love to have you be a part of our project, by helping us make The Garden of Sin possible!

We've posted the Teaser Trailer for The Garden of Sin once again here below, so it could be viewed in HD. So please check it out to see it at the quality it was meant to be enjoyed at! Turn off the lights, turn up the volume, make sure to set the video quality option according to your monitor, and enjoy!

We hope you've enjoyed our book preview!!! We had an absolute blast working on it!!! Especially during the voice recordings!!! We would love to be able to make our entire book into a video on dvd (or digital download) the same way we made the trailer!!! But we can only do that if we hit our stretch goal of $35,000, and we can only get there with your help!!! So please help us make our dream come true, help us bring our vision to life! Even if you cant afford to donate at this time, please share our page with your friends and family, every little bit helps!!!

Want to get a copy of The Garden of Sin? And have it in your hands by this October??? Right in time for Halloween!!!  Listed below are several different ways you can help us out and get some awesome stuff for helping us out!!!  Please be a part of our dream, of bringing The Garden of Sin to life!!! Make a pledge, and reap the sinfully sweet rewards!!! 

LUST PRINT 8.5"x11" (Available as a PDF or a Print) This is the confession of Lust page from Chapter 4: "The Abyss of Lust"
LUST PRINT 8.5"x11" (Available as a PDF or a Print) This is the confession of Lust page from Chapter 4: "The Abyss of Lust"
PROMO POSTER 2'x3' (Available as a PDF or a Poster) Huge awesome 3 wide foot poster!!! This is the same poster seen in the background of our kickstarer video
PROMO POSTER 2'x3' (Available as a PDF or a Poster) Huge awesome 3 wide foot poster!!! This is the same poster seen in the background of our kickstarer video
THE GARDEN OF SIN - THE BOOK- Printed at 8.5"x11" (Available in both Soft cover or Hardcover) This is the cover of The Garden of Sin
THE GARDEN OF SIN - THE BOOK- Printed at 8.5"x11" (Available in both Soft cover or Hardcover) This is the cover of The Garden of Sin
SLOTH PRINT 8.5"x11" (Available as Print only) This is the confession page from Chapter 1: "The Towers of Sloth"
SLOTH PRINT 8.5"x11" (Available as Print only) This is the confession page from Chapter 1: "The Towers of Sloth"

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SIN HEAD (This is an example of one the hand painted "Sin Heads" by Tyler Faraone. All Sin Heads are entirely original, and no two Sin Heads will ever be a like)
SIN HEAD (This is an example of one the hand painted "Sin Heads" by Tyler Faraone. All Sin Heads are entirely original, and no two Sin Heads will ever be a like)
SIN HEAD (right side)  Each SIN HEAD was originally just a mannequin head for wigs. Until I got a hold of them! I carve each one of them up a bit here, and a bit there, then I install hardware such as nails, staples, wires etc.
SIN HEAD (right side) Each SIN HEAD was originally just a mannequin head for wigs. Until I got a hold of them! I carve each one of them up a bit here, and a bit there, then I install hardware such as nails, staples, wires etc.
SIN HEAD (back) Every SIN HEAD is produced differently every time, painted by hand, changing styles and moods as well. Some are eerie, yet elegant. While others are a bit more intense.
SIN HEAD (back) Every SIN HEAD is produced differently every time, painted by hand, changing styles and moods as well. Some are eerie, yet elegant. While others are a bit more intense.

As seen in the above Reward List/Unlock Chart, we have set a series of packages that will be unlocked as we get closer and closer to our ultimate stretch goal, in turn rewarding you with cooler and cooler stuff! The more donations we get, the more cool stuff we can give you!!! 

Listed here below are our Major Stretch Goals, and what they can achieve!!!

 Please Help us achieve our First Major Stretch Goal of $20,000

.......... If We get $20,000 we will be able to raise the production quality of our book, without raising the price of your pledge...

  • All Soft Cover Pledges and Packages, will level up and receive a Hardcover copy of The Garden of Sin

.......... $20,000 will also give us the ability to make more posters and prints, so that means we will have a lot more cool stuff to give you!!!

  • All Hard Cover Pledges and Packages, will level up and receive "The Veteran", 8.5"x11" Ultra Limited Edition Print, Signed and Numbered. Only Available on Kickstarter. (Seen below)
  • And a PDF version of the accompanying poem for "The Veteran" by Meghan Dawson 
"The Veteran"  8.5"x11" Limited Edition Print
"The Veteran" 8.5"x11" Limited Edition Print

If we reach $20,000, we really want to give you guys something special!!! So we chose this print!!! "The Veteran" was actually the very first collaboration we ever did together, it was pretty much a test project to see if we would work well together, and turned out to be the determining factor of us starting something big! This piece means a lot to us for that reason alone. This image was never actually used in The Garden of Sin, but was a HUGE inspiration in the creation of one of the chapters!  

Please Help us achieve our Ultimate Stretch Goal of $35,000

........If we reach $35,000, we will have enough funding to make a DVD version of The Garden of Sin, done in the same style as the Teaser Trailer above, with the help of Director/Producer Ryan Baldwin (The talented guy that did our kickstarter video). It will take us roughly 8-12 months to create a cast, do all the voice recording, and all the video editing. During the year of production, we will create a newsletter to keep everyone informed of the progression of the project. And even give sneak peeks once in a while!

  • All Pledges of $5 or more, will receive the video newsletter
  • All Pledges of $50 or more, will receive the video newsletter, access to behind the scenes info, sneak peeks, and a free digital download of The Garden of Sin Movie, when its complete (Fall of 2014).

.........$35,000 will also allow us to get even more prints and posters made, so we can give you even more cool stuff!!!

  • All Pledges of $75 or more will receive "The Shadow of a Sinner" 8.5"x11"  Ultra Limited Edition Print, Signed and Numbered. Only Available on Kickstarter. (seen below)
"The Shadow of a Sinner" 8.5"x11" Print
"The Shadow of a Sinner" 8.5"x11" Print

 This is a print of the very first drawing I ever did of The Shadow, almost 2 years before we began production of The Garden of Sin. If we reach $35,000 we want to give you this special print as a way of saying thank you!!!

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We sincerely Thank you for your interest in checking out our project here on Kickstarter! This project means the world to us, as it is our first and only major project together! We are so excited to get this into your hands!!!  We've been waiting for this moment for a very long time!!! Thank you!!!

For any more Information about The Garden of Sin, please contact us via Email at Tylerfaraone@yahoo.com or click here to visit: The Garden of Sin Official Website

Also crowdfunding fans, be sure to check out Kicking it Forward:

http://kickingitforward.org

Risks and challenges

We have been working on this project for over 3 years now, and we are very confident that we will be able to follow through with the final steps in the production of our book. We've come too far to let anything get in our way now.

The only risks or challenges we can possibly foresee would be if we got severely over funded, creating a lot more orders than we ever imagined. If that were to happen, it could cause delays in the arrival of some of the packages. In that case, we would surely keep all of the fans and contributors informed of push back dates via emailed newsletter to all contributors, and if we do end up getting over funded, and have a lot more on our hands than we expect, we will bring our closest friends and family together to help us get everything shipped out by the dates promised. We have already discussed this with our loved ones, and they are more than happy to help us. We will strive to get the packages out by our deadline in October, just in time for Halloween!!!

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